Julian Tudor Hart

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QuotationMarkLeft.png The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served. This inverse care law operates more completely where medical care is most exposed to market forces, and less so where such exposure is reduced. The market distribution of medical care is a primitive and historically outdated social form, and any return to it would further exaggerate the maldistribution of medical resources. QuotationMarkRight.png -  Julian Tudor Hart[1]

Julian Tudor Hart (1927 – 2018) along with (for example) William Pickles and Robert Hope-Simpson, was one of the great British GP epidemiologists of the 20th century, and in particular lead in routine measurement and treatment of hypertension. He noted the inverse care law and was an active member of the communist party.

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